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A quick overview/guide to help you with your tech buying decisions this holiday season.

A quick overview/guide to help you with your tech buying decisions this holiday season.

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New Technologies:  What's Hot and What's Not New Technologies: What's Hot and What's Not Presentation Transcript

  • New Technologies: What’s Hot & What’s Not Presented by the Monroe County Public Library
  • Reputable Technology Websites Below are some helpful tech websites to read reviews, articles, and other info on before purchasing any new piece of technology: • CNET: http://www.cnet.com/ • Mashable: http://mashable.com/tech/ • TechCrunch: http://techcrunch.com/ • Wired: http://www.wired.com/ • TechRadar: http://www.techradar.com There are many others out there, these are just a few that I keep tabs on regularly. Do you have any favorite tech websites to recommend?
  • Technology-Related Magazines Technology-related magazines available for free download with your library card through Zinio: http://mcpl.info/fiction/emagazines • • • • • Apple Magazine Consumer Reports (December 2013 issue is very helpful) Macworld PC Magazine PCWorld The full list of magazines available for download can be found on the library’s website: http://mcpl.info/fiction/emagazine-titles
  • E-Readers Reviews of some of the most popular E-Readers (devices only meant for reading): http://tinyurl.com/7v5sjgz • Amazon Kindle/Kindle Paperwhite/Kindle Paperwhite 3G • Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch/Nook GlowLight • Kobo Mini/Touch/Glo/Aura/Aura HD There are certainly others out there, but do be careful of the cheaper, less known or off-brand E-Readers. Many are not compatible with various book formats and/or move much slower for their cheaper price. Getting an E-Reader that has a touch screen will make your life much easier, too.
  • Tablets An overview of some of the top-rated tablets: http://tinyurl.com/ltl3pzv • Amazon Kindle Fire HD/HDX/HDX 8.9”/HD 8.9” • $139-$379 (higher depending on options like increased storage space) • 7” or 8.9” screen size • HDX models feature on-device “Mayday” button • Compare Kindle Fires: http://tinyurl.com/k9zah55 • Barnes and Noble Nook HD/HD+ • $129-$149 (higher depending on options like increased storage space) • 7” or 9” screen size • Compare Nooks: http://tinyurl.com/7u9fgch • Google Nexus 7/10 • $229-$399 (higher depending on options like increased storage space) • 7” or 10” screen size • Compare Nexus’: http://www.google.com/nexus/tablets/
  • Tablets (continued) An overview of some of the top-rated tablets: http://tinyurl.com/ltl3pzv • Samsung Galaxy Tab/Note (various models) • $159-$499 (higher depending on options like increased storage space) • 7”, 8” or 10.1” screen size • Compare Samsung Galaxies: http://tinyurl.com/8joreho • Apple iPad Mini/Mini with retina display/2/Air • $299-$499 (higher depending on options like increased storage space) • 7.9” or 9.7” screen size • Compare iPads: http://www.apple.com/ipad/compare/ • Microsoft Surface/Surface 2/Surface Pro 2 • $349-$899 (higher depending on options like increased storage space) • 10.6” screen size • Compare Surfaces: http://tinyurl.com/mw9rabl • Be cautious of cheap Android tablets: • http://tinyurl.com/kq6f8mj
  • Smart Phones • Checkout this article from Business Insider for the best smart phones as of November 2013: http://tinyurl.com/ke6jrcz • Some of the top smart phones include: • • • • • • • Apple iPhone 5S/5C (5C cheaper/made of plastic) Samsung Galaxy S4 LG G2/Optimus G Pro Nokia Lumia 925/1020 BlackBerry Q10 (if need keyboard)/Z10 HTC One Motorola Moto X • The price of any smart phone significantly decreases if you sign a contract with a service provider like AT&T/Verizon.
  • Laptops/Computers • Checkout this TechRadar article on the top laptops available in the U.S. (includes some for the budget conscious – October 2013): http://tinyurl.com/a2w3cf9 • Digital Trends’ top desktop computers (as of November 2013): http://www.digitaltrends.com/best-desktop-computers/ • Compare Apple’s Mac Notebooks: http://www.apple.com/mac/compare/notebooks.html • Compare Apple’s Mac Desktops: http://www.apple.com/mac/compare/desktops.html
  • Gaming Systems • CNET’s best gaming console’s (as of November 2013): http://reviews.cnet.com/best-video-game-consoles/ • Sony PlayStation 4 vs Microsoft Xbox One: http://www.ubergizmo.com/2013/06/ps4-vs-xbox-one/ • As with any of these technologies we have discussed today, I recommend looking in Consumer Reports or similar review sources for advice/guidance on whatever technologies you are looking to purchase.
  • Questions/Additional Interests? There are many more tech things that we could talk about – if you are curious of anything else, feel free to ask. This program focused on some of the more popular technologies, but is not all-inclusive!
  • Contact Me Austin Stroud Instructional Designer astroud@mcpl.info 812-349-3050 ext. 1666